Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Elementary Poetry School

Write words every day
Every day a new word play
Say what you want to say
Sculpt a tiger out of a lump of clay

The words that ache inside
Do not let them die
If you need to rhyme
Rhyme with precision and time
Shine light on clouded lines

Growing stronger
Use them and fight

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Broken Noses Bloody Fit

Broken noses bloody fit
Dive in headfirst

Time to dance
Time to sacrifice

Selling blood for this

Friday, February 17, 2017

To the Supporters

My fellow Americans,

You are smarter than this man. He is a leader, but more importantly, a servant of the people. A servant that does not care for you. We all make mistakes. It is never too late to turn your back on a crooked billionaire. It's your money he's spending.

Please, you are smarter than this man. He does not speak the truth. You know the truth.

Thank you for your time,
some white guy

The Betsy DeVos Anthem

Education is alternative facts for suckers.

Shoot, shoot, shoot that bear in the face.
Shoot, shoot, shoot it, right in the face.

 Hey kids! You shoot me, I'll shoot you, and
We'll shoot, shoot, shoot that bear in the face.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Friday Night Scottsdale Rock Star

(the scene is an act)

The only escape                                           Say goodbye
From this place                                             Time to fly
Cease from haste                                         No more lies

In this game                                                  Say goodbye
Time                                                              The past has died
Rots                                                              a million reasons why
Demons haunt
Will lost                                                        Say goodbye
                                                                     Fade into the night
This word play                                               never loose sight
Helps calm the day
Close and closer to the words to say             Self Assure
                                                                      Pure
What’s going on                                            the never is near
Try to make bonds
Soon everything is gone                                 Never bend
                                                                      Soon the heart will mend
Attitude                                                         the End
Rude
Straight from the pursuit                                 Time to get out
                                                                      Kill all doubt
Long awaited change                                        I like to shout
Break through the pain
Writing a new page

(Pre-2010s)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Damn the Man

Growing up, I used to say, "Damn the man"
And when the man would come
I ran

My friend's mocked me
"More like, damn the man until he comes"

I still say, "Damn the man"
And when he comes
I run

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Old Lame Ass Poetry

So They Say

Bang.  Shot down.
They heard it around town.

Only fourteen centuries ago, so they say.
But things are better these days.
These days we've got it made, so they say.
So they say.

Well, they say a lot of things.
Don't they?
As they wait until the bell rings
With naive anticipation of what tomorrow brings.

Crash.  Run down.
They heard it all around town. 

Only five decades ago, so they say. 
But things are better these days.
These days we've got it made, so they say.
So they say.

These days the our Bundy clocks are in digital.   
 

Tomorrow Starts Today

First verse was completely rewritten,
because it sucked. For this reason,
the first verse has been withheld

Because I will scorch this earth.
Tear it all down right now.
Just to see you smile.
Why I walk these miles.

I will scorch this earth.
Tear it all down right now.
Just to see you smile.
Why I walk these miles.

Fuck their god and fuck its plan.
I'll slap that bitch when I can.
Live for you, it's what I do.
Don't worry son, I'm cuckoo too,
And this they can't undo

(Instrumental)

I will scorch this earth.
Tear it all down right now.
Just to see you smile.
Why I walk these miles.

I will scorch this earth.
Tear it all down right now.
Just to see you smile.
Why I walk these miles.

I will scorch this earth.
Tear it all down right now.
Just to see you smile.


A Slug's Ending

Quietly he fades into the night. A soldier so loud. Once with so many dreams. Hopes to light a fire while pissing in the wind. To band and unite an energy chaotic and disjointed. It must be. The end of a tragic phase of failure. Empty handed and still banging his head on the pavement. The beat of a movement. A fleeting appreciation. His blood ignored. An internal dying, a thousandth shedding. He now buried under dirt. Transform and dig from this womb.
In a fortnight, reborn.

Flagship Forefathers

Self-ignorant, flippant, and deceitful. Self-absorbed, irreverent, and full of shit. Fully funded and pampered. Catchy slogans, merely the tide charts of fools. An apostrophe of wisdom to hide the sentiment: "This is going nowhere."


Another Madman Poem
A beast inside
I like him there
Their eyes
They cringe and shy

He comes out in times of doubt
World of object and waste
He sees through the lies
This industry of rape
It burns my eye
We need a new shape
Back to the beginning
The conclusion is never far
 

Some Quotes from Some Readings


"Nationalism is not the awakening of nations to self-consciousness; it invents nations where they do not exist." - Ernest Gellner (1965)
"Foucalt's work permanently changes one's understanding of how people are governed in modern society." - Brent Pickett
"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." - James Cameron
"You should sweat like you're being chased by the police daily." - Joe De Sena
 Technology: "[A] form of art that bridges culture and social structure, and in the process reshapes both." - Daniel Bell
"The 'cold monster' of the state is profoundly limiting as a way of rendering intelligible the way we are governed." - Nikolas Rose
"Who says organization, says oligarchy." - Robert Michels
"Thank god, they are not as intelligent as we who kill them; although they are more noble and more able." - Ernest Hemingway (Old Man and the Sea)
"Deviant behavior is behavior that people so label." - Howard Becker (identity and behavior are often determined by how we are defined and classified within society)
 "Women's domesticity is a circle of learned deprivation and induced subjugation." - Ann Oakley
"Communication is power." - Tony Robbins (Unlimited Power)
"now it's computers and more computers, and soon everybody will have one, 3-year-olds will have computers, and everybody will know everything about everybody else long before they meet them, and so they won't want to meet them. nobody will want to meet anybody else ever again, and everybody will be a recluse like I am now." - Charles Bukowski
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters." - Frank Lloyd Wright
"Let's declare war against the center, against all centers, all authorities in the name of difference." - Steven Seidman ('queer' is not just about resisting the norm but challenging the very idea of normal behavior)
"Hovstad: I think a newspaperman who turns down any chance to give the underdog a lift is taking a responsibility that I don't want. I know perfectly well that in fancy circles they call it agitation, and they can call it anything they like if it makes them happy, but I have my own conscience... Isn't it time we pumped some guts into these well-intentioned men of good will? Under all that liberal talk they still idolize authority, and that's got to be rooted out of this town. This blunder of the water system has to be made clear to every voter. Let me print your report." - Arthur Miller from his adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People 

Political Agitation

Ruffle the feathers of all involved: left, right, good, bad, socialist, capitalist, or otherwise.

Things I Typed Today

Most leftists I know are simply propaganda machines for Republicans.

When the so-called experts are terrible at making predictions, I tend to see Internet predictions as just another excuse to waste time. It is a way of attempting to say something compelling without really saying anything at all. However, I am sure there are a few people out there that find the bullshit compelling and thought provoking, and therein lies the perpetrator's true motivations.

Many people will tell you to "shut up," "get over it," or whatever they've been cultivated to say. However, I say, you should stop talking about him so much in order to help take away some of the power that he holds over us. If language shapes our reality, by decreasing, or intentionally suppressing, the rate and presence of a particular concept/symbol within a language, we distance ourselves from that reality and work toward removing a concept/symbol from our language and reality. In some ways, I am also asking you to strip him of his name and title without needing the approval of your "fellow Americans."

         The spine of your soft stance cracks under a gentle breeze.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tea

I ordered black tea
 I want black coffee,
But they say I’ve had too much

A conversation with Vonnegut
A book of Bukowski poems
An Arthur Miller play,
I threw in some Kahneman
Just to mix it up
Just to get silly

Wandering white-soaked streets of pale faces
Privilege personified
The recliner kings of the jungle
Anxious for the super duper bowl
Today is merely a mundane purgatory
Tomorrow is paradise and glory

I ordered black tea
 I want black coffee,
But they say I’ve had too much